stereo setup question (looking for a reciever)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by gallagb, May 13, 2007.

  1. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    hey all -
    so- i've come by 8 Jensen Champion110 speakers

    4" Woofer
    30 mm Soft Dome Tweeter
    Freq. Response : 80 Hz-20 kHz +/- 3dB
    Nominal Impedance : 8 ohms
    Sensitivity : 86 dB
    Recommended Power : 15-65 Watts
    Finish : Black Ash Vinyl
    Dims : 9.25" H x 5.75" W x 7.75" D

    i know a fair ammount about sound and home theater and stereos...etc

    what i'm looking for- is a good hint on what reciever to get to run all 8 of them throughout the house
    i would really only want to run 2 seperate 'areas'

    but- one of those areas would need to support 6 speakers
    while the other one really would only need to support 2 of them

    OR- i could do it to where there's just one area - and have it support all 8 speakers-

    - how loud? not too loud-
    but loud enough

    how much $$$?
    i'm fine w/ purchasing an older reciever to save $$
    have no need for it to do anything other than stereo
    say under 500 as a rough price point

    what audio will i run through it?
    mostly FM radio and a direct in from the computer for iTunes stuff (via airtunes mostly likely)
    maybe a CD from time to time
    definately a direct in from an iPod

    so- 2-3 inputs would be great

    thanks for any ideas and input folks may have!
  2. gallagb thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    guess posting @ 10:42 eastern @ night isn't the time to get stereo questions answered....

    what about now? mid-day?

    anyone around?
  3. joshmv macrumors member


    May 14, 2007
    They may make an 8 channel receiver but I haven't seen it, the closest would be a 7.1, where there are 7 channels for the regular speakers and the .1 is referring to the subwoofer channel which should have a crossover on it, only feeding it low frequencies (not good for regular speakers).

    Jensen stuff, while being good value, is entry level equipment, so I would try and stay away from a really expensive receiver.

    My suggestion might be to pick up 2 older 5 channel pioneer receivers since you're wanting to split the signal anyways. They are good receivers and you should be able to pick them up for about $150 a piece on ebay. If you used an ipod FM transmitter, you could get both of them to pick it up.

    I'm not sure if that answered your question, but if you have any more, let me know.

  4. gallagb thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    yea- i knew i didn't /don't want a 7.1 reciever- as they are pricy and stuff i don't want- as i just wanna run stuff stereo

    what about when folks run stuff in houses-
    typically they have a switch box type thing?
    and select to run the same signal to various rooms

    i know i've seen them- but am not positive- where you can have several rooms w/ sound @ the same time-
    and all run off of one reciever

    so the setup:
    reciever >> switch box (that allows for several areas to have music @ the same time w/ the same volume level>> speakers

    btw- i know the jensens are low level speakers
    i got them practically for free-

    my real audio setup is the bose surround system-

    which isn't "pro" but is good 'nuff

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